Looking For Success As An Online Affiliate? It's All In The
By David Moore
If you have been a home based business entrepreneur for any length of time at
all you know by now that there are certain immutable laws that govern success.
You know the following:
You have to learn the techniques of marketing your product or service. This
usually comes from a combination of reading the volumes of information your are
provided with and personal help from your upline coach or mentor.
You then have to advertise aggressively. Some of this is through the various
online services such as cost per click for higher search engine placement,
through link exchange, through the purchase of targeted email lists, or numerous
other types of online advertising. Some of the advertising is free and some can
become quite expensive. You can also advertise offline through personal
relationships, by distributing business cards and flyers, or by taking out
classified ads in newspapers and magazines.
You have discovered that you absolutely must have your own website. If you
havenít yet thrown in the towel and decided this is all too overwhelming , and
you probably havenít or you wouldnít be reading this, then you know you have to
find ways to get people to your website because real success in an online
business is all about numbers.
Liars may use statistics, but statistics donít lie. Youíll only be successful in
getting a small portion of the nearly 1 billion internet users to visit your
website, and of those who do visit your website only a small portion will spend
serious time looking at the business opportunity. And only a small portion of
that group will actually ďtake the plungeĒ and sign up.
So it really is all about numbers. According to the most recent U. S. Central
Intelligence Agency Fact Book, in the next two years internet users will
increase by 516 million worldwide. Thatís almost double the current total
population of the United States. So the flip side of the funneling down effect
based on the information I just provided is that youíre not dealing with a fixed
On the contrary, if you do the arithmetic youíll see that 30,000 new internet
users enter the world of cyberspace every hour of every day. So instead of the
numbers game being an enemy to our attempts to cash in on the online business
opportunity, it is an asset, and one that is growing almost exponentially. The
old saying ďhe who hesitates has lostĒ cannot be more applicable.
Too many online business prospectors lose out because they become impatient.
They want that $4000 check this month. They also lose out because they become
overwhelmed with the learning curve. Some lose out because they become victims
of over choice and spend themselves out of opportunity by trying to do too many
things. They either try to put too many products or services on their shelves
(getting into too many online businesses) or they get involved in too many
advertising campaigns (while paying too many advertising companies) who are also
representing thousands of other businesses.
My Dad was in the online business 50 years ago. He pumped gas and oil through
rubber hose lines so gas stations could have gas for their customers and homes
could have fuel oil to heat them in the winter to keep their residents warm. He
taught me a valuable lesson about the online business. He once said to me,
ďDave, itís more important for me to make sure my (huge underground) tanks have
gas and oil in them than it is make sure my customersí tanks donít run out.
Because if I donít have fuel I canít help them even if they do run dry.Ē
What does this have to do with the online business numbers game. If I donít take
time to check my own tank occasionally, if discouragement and disillusionment
sets in and my tank runs dry, if in effect I become overwhelmed and quit because
the task seems too formidable, I lose out on a money making opportunity my Dad
could not have dreamed would ever be possible. Thirty thousand new potential
customers every hour, which calculates out to 720,000 every day, or 21.6 million
every month! No, you wonít get all of them, but even if you get one one
thousandth of one percent of just the new customers per month, which doesnít
account for 934 million current users, you will have added 72 people to your
downline every month.
Sound unrealistic? Maybe you can do better than one one thousandth of one
percent. You do the math and then figure out for yourself a strategy whereby you
can tap into this enormous wealth potential.
About the Author: David Moore is a member of the Wealth Online Website system.
He is a home based online business entrepreneur and teaches Anthropology and
Cross-cultural Communications at a University (part-time). David has also served
on the administrative staff of a faith-based humanitarian aid organization. He
has completed post graduate programs in both Cross Cultural Communications and
Higher Education Administration. He believes that all self-generated wealth must
include a provision for giving back to the community, the church, and other
worthy causes. If you would like more information on his online business, please
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